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Three more confirmed cases of COVD-19 update #19
- Mar 29, 2020 - 7:50:23 PM
The Ministry of Health confirms that there are three (3) new confirmed
cases of COVID-19 in New Providence. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to fourteen (14).
The latest confirmed case is a
forty-one (41) year old female with no history of travel, and
unconfirmed links to previous cases. This person remains stable and is
in isolation at home...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on COVID-19 - Mar. 29th
- Mar 29, 2020 - 11:30:41 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance
from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies
pertaining to the country’s Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.
Please visit the Bahamas Ministry of Health’s website for the latest
information on COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas. Current and future
patients are to be isolated in quarantine following the guidelines
outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Prime Minister on false voice note circulating on social media
- Mar 28, 2020 - 5:38:24 PM
The Office of the Prime Minister is aware of a voice note
circulating on social media that contains false claims that the Prime
Minister intends to announce a country-wide 30-day shutdown on Monday.
These claims are completely false and should be ignored.
This voice note could lead to panic and a run on stores that can harm efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus...
Distribution of lunch vouchers for students enrolled in the national school feeding programme
- Mar 28, 2020 - 4:45:23 PM
The Ministry of Education advises all parents and guardians who did not
collect lunch vouchers from the schools on Wednesday 25 March, that they
should now collect them on either Monday 30 or Tuesday 31 March from
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the parking lot at the rear of the Ministry of
Education building on University Drive.
In Grand Bahama, parents
and guardians are advised that distribution of vouchers will continue
at the respective schools by security officers on Monday 30 and Tuesday
31 March from 9am to 3:00pm...
COVID-19 Bahamas border closure: Nationals of The Bahamas seeking to return to their countries
- Mar 27, 2020 - 9:30:04 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refers to the press release of the
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), regarding the Government’s
decision to close the borders of The Bahamas, to all incoming
passengers, effective 27 March. Planes can come empty to pick up
passengers and leave.
It is realized that this is likely to
result in the dislocation of Bahamian nationals and residents who are
abroad and seeking to return home...
Prime Minister Minnis visits Ministry of Health COVID-19 EOC
- Mar 27, 2020 - 9:00:59 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said Bahamians must be
prepared to fight an economic war once the war on COVID-19 is behind the
To date, there are 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The
Bahamas – nine confirmed in New Providence and one confirmed in Grand
The Prime Minister was speaking today during a brief
visit to the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at the Ministry of Health
to personally thank health professionals working to coordinate the
response to COVID-19 in The Bahamas...
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Bahamian nationals abroad in distress or seeking to return to The Bahamas
- Mar 27, 2020 - 8:29:18 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the general public that
if you have family members abroad who are Bahamian nationals in
distress or seeking to return to The Bahamas, you should make direct
contact with the nearest Bahamas Embassy, High Commission, Consulate
General or Honorary Consulate.
A complete list of these offices can be found on the Ministry’s website mofa.gov.bs...
The Ministry of Health confirms COVID-19 cases at ten (update #17)
- Mar 27, 2020 - 7:21:03 PM
The Ministry of Health has confirmed one new case of the COVID-19
coronavirus in New Providence. This brings the total number of confirmed
cases to ten.
This latest case is a 52 year old female with a
history of travel to the United States, but no links to the previous
cases. The confirmed case remains stable and at home in isolation.
officials continue to follow the condition of the other nine (9)
COVID-19 positive cases. None of the cases are in hospital, and all are
in stable condition...
Ministry of Health COVID19 Dashboard - 27th March, 2020
- Mar 27, 2020 - 5:32:52 PM
BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
March 27th, 2020
*CURRENT NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES WORLDWIDE 585,040
*CURRENT NUMBER OF CONFIRMED, SUSPECTED & RECORDED CASES IN THE BAHAMAS: 10...
U.W.P Women’s Arm salutes the women on the frontlines
- Mar 27, 2020 - 11:19:35 AM
The United Workers Party National Women’s Arm wishes to recognize the
women of this nation for their unrelenting acts of service geared
towards minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We
commend the strong leadership of Senator The Honourable Mary Isaac, and
applaud her team of professionals, who continue to demonstrate a high
level of competence in addressing this pandemic. The Ministry’s
communications unit has done an excellent job keeping the general public
abreast with timely information as this unfortunate situation continues
The Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2020
- Mar 26, 2020 - 10:50:12 PM
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers
(Covid 19) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order-
Order which amends Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 2) Order, 2020 may
be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No.2) (Amendment) (No. 2)
2. Amendment of Order 7 of 5.1. No. 27 of 2020...
The public urged to follow the protocols that will prevent the continued spread of COVID-19
- Mar 26, 2020 - 9:30:08 PM
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said to prevent the
continued spread of COVID-19, it is important that the public follows
the advice consistently given by the Ministry of Health Medical
Professionals including himself.
“It is important that you listen
to and follow this advice. Ignoring this advice could lead to you
contracting the virus, getting sick and dying. Ignoring this advice
could lead to the spread of it to your family and friends. They could
get sick and die...
Nine cases of COVID-19 confirmed in The Bahamas as of March 26
- Mar 26, 2020 - 8:50:05 PM
Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands stated that as of March 26,
2020 The Bahamas now has nine confirmed cases of COVID-19.
first four previously announced cases are in New Providence. The fifth
case is in Grand Bahama and had no significant travel history,” Dr.
Sands explained during a press conference at his office, Thursday, March
Exempted Businesses and Undertakings; Emergency Powers (COVID19)Amendment Order 2020
- Mar 25, 2020 - 8:50:41 PM
Pursuant to Order 5 (1) (m) of the Emergency Powers (Covid l9)(No. 2)
Order, 2020 I HEREBY exempt the following businesses or undertakings
from the provisions of Order 5 -
ELECTRONIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
(1)Two Way Radio Communications system providers;
(2) Electronic communications or Technology service providers and IT support businesses...
Bahamas Development Bank offers deferral of loan payments for borrowers impacted by COVID-19
- Mar 25, 2020 - 8:06:54 PM
The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) is working with the government and
other agencies to deliver immediate relief to businesses impacted by the
COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, a three- month deferral against
repayment of credit facilities will be offered to existing clients in
good standing with The Bank who have been negatively impacted by the
Public places and businesses closed as a result of extraordinary measures put in place by the Bahamas Government
- Mar 25, 2020 - 7:50:55 PM
Many public places and businesses are closed as a result of
extraordinary measures put in place by the Bahamas Government in a
National Emergency response to the threat of COVID-19. A 24-hour curfew
order took effect on Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020. The curfew
allows for essential services. Residents may come out of their homes
for those essential services and for limited exercise time. There is
police presence to enforce the curfew.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Ministry of Health Update - COVID19 Dashboard - March 25, 2020
- Mar 25, 2020 - 6:45:03 PM
BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
March 25th, 2020
*CURRENT NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES WORLDWIDE 441,187
*CURRENT NUMBER OF CONFIRMED, SUSPECTED & RECORDED CASES IN THE BAHAMAS: 5
*CURRENT NUMBER OF QUARANTINED PERSONS: 3...